The year is 1985. Soviet leader Gorbachev meets with American President Reagan. Cocoa Cola unveils New Coke. Actor Rock Hudson dies of aids. Singer Madonna’s starts her first tour.
And on November 20, 1985, Microsoft releases Windows 1.0.
Unveiled in 1983, it would not be available for purchase until two years later. Arguably, that makes Windows 30 years old, but since many tricenarians, have a hard time with that milestone, we extend her two years grace..
Over time her share of sales and public favor has varied, as illustrated by this infographic.
Timeline: Windows Logo Evolution
Like most twenty-somethings, the Windows logo has had her own experiments with style. Here’s a look back at fashions past.
Flashback: notice how similar the current Windows 8 logo is to the original!
Sharing Win’s birthday:
- Politicians Vice President Joe Biden & Senator Robert Kennedy
- Actors Bo Derek & Ming-Na Wen
- Athletes Dominique Dawes & Mark Gastineau
- Astronomer Edwin Hubble
- Microsoft Windows is 30 years old (HEXUS.net)
- Microsoft Windows celebrates its 30th birthday (news.en.softonic.com)
Comments and questions are always welcome!